Monthly Archives: December 2013

book launching of Biting the Silver Bullet at Marriott Hotel Islamabad

book launching

A book launching of Biting the Silver Bullet will be held at Marriott Hotel Islamabad on Tuesday, January 7,

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DAWN newspaper letters to Editor Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Police-people trust
THE people of Hyderabad are concerned about the increase in street crimes, including extortion, as the law and order situation is worsening by the day. People seem to have no confidence in ineffective policing. There is a need for both the police and the public to take their responsibility to steer society out of this menace.

Police officers should hold fortnightly public meetings at police stations to discuss the law and order situation and resolve problems in their

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President stresses investment in health, engineering, Infornation Technology IT and social sciences education

Highlights critical role of medical, engineering, IT Education and social sciences education

ISLAMABAD: While highlighting the need to invest in the most critical areas of health and education, President Mamnoon Hussain said on Monday that it was imperative to make the country economically prosperous.
Addressing the first convocation of the Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University at the Pak-China Friendship Centre, the president said that Pakistan was fortunate that a large and overwhelming

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Gomal University, has been appointed Vice-Chancellor (VC)

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Prof Dr Inayatullah Khan Babar has been appointed Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan.Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shaukatullah issued notification for the appointment of new vice-chancellor.Dr Inayatullah Khan earned his PhD from the George Washington University in the United States. He topped the University of Engineering and Technology Peshawar in 1998. The academician has authored a book. He has to his credit several research papers published in

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Committee on Drug Demand Reduction formed Social Welfare, Special Education and Women Empowerment

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Department of Zakat, Ushr, Social Welfare, Special Education and Women Empowerment has constituted a Coordination and Steering Committee on Drug Demand Reduction in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Dr Mehar Taj Roghani, special assistant to chief minister for social welfare, will be chairperson of the committee, secretary Social Welfare, Special Education and Women Empowerment Department will be vice chairman, while it would also have a number of other members.


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100kg of hashish seized from a truck on the Super Highway in Karachi Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG)

Karachi The Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) on Monday claimed seizing a large quantity of hashish of fine quality from a truck on the Super Highway in Karachi.

A spokesman for the PCG said officials received information from intelligence sources about the smuggling of narcotics through the highway.

A mobile patrol started snap-checking, which resulted in the discovery of 100 kilograms of hashish from the Mazda truck. The driver was

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83rd passing out parade of 669 police graduates including inspectors, sub-inspectors, head constables and fresh police recruits,

Karachi The 83rd passing out parade of 669 police officials, including inspectors, sub-inspectors, head constables and fresh police recruits, was held at Police Training College Saeedabad on Monday.

It was an impressive show that included march past by police officers followed by tactical demonstrations of anti-ambush skills and general hold-ups. Sindh AIGP Ghulam Haider Jamali, who was the chief guest, reviewed the parade.

The 669 police officers graduated after successfully completing

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Prince William to study agriculture at Cambridge University

 The Duke of Cambridge will still carry out a number of royal engagements over the coming months.
Clearly worried that a 2:1 master’s degree in geography, a three-year career as a helicopter pilot and a great deal of gap year foreign travel might not quite equip him for running the 130,000 acres of land spread across 23 counties that make up the Duchy of Cornwall, Prince William is going back to college.
Almost three centuries after his ancestor George III was nicknamed Farmer George and

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Governor links sustainable growth to quality education (UVAS) 5th convocation

LAHORE The 5th convocation of the University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences (UVAS) 5th convocation was held here on Monday in which 752 graduates were awarded degrees while 33 medals were awarded to high achievers.

The chancellor of the university, Punjab governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar, presided over the convocation.

UVAS vice chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, faculty members, graduating students and their parents and UVAS alumni attended the convocation.

Addressing the

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Kids exposed to mercury, lead at risk forattention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Is dirt good for kids?

Young children exposed to certain heavy metals are at higher risk for problems with attention and behavior later in life, a new study shows.

The study followed nearly 300 Inuit children who were born in northern Quebec, Canada. One of the main sources of protein in the Inuit diet is beluga whale meat, which can be high in mercury. Inuit children are exposed to lead when they eat shot pellets that are used to kill geese and ducks. Lead and mercury are potent toxins, and the developing brains

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